TSXV:NAP

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Napier Ventures Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in the United States.


Snowflake Analysis

Worrying balance sheet with weak fundamentals.

Share Price & News

How has Napier Ventures's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: NAP's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-5.0%

NAP

3.5%

CA Metals and Mining

-1.5%

CA Market


1 Year Return

-53.7%

NAP

6.8%

CA Metals and Mining

2.5%

CA Market

Return vs Industry: NAP underperformed the Canadian Metals and Mining industry which returned 5.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: NAP underperformed the Canadian Market which returned 4.5% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

NAPIndustryMarket
7 Day-5.0%3.5%-1.5%
30 Day5.6%5.0%-0.7%
90 Dayn/a14.3%1.8%
1 Year-53.7%-53.7%7.5%6.8%5.7%2.5%
3 Year-66.1%-66.1%2.8%1.0%16.8%6.2%
5 Year-13.6%-13.6%29.1%25.4%32.0%12.8%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Napier Ventures's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Napier Ventures undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


In this section, we usually try to help investors determine whether Napier Ventures is trading at an attractive price based on the cash flow it is expected to produce in the future. But as Napier Ventures has not provided consistent financial data, and the stock also has no analyst forecast or coverage, its intrinsic value cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst consensus cash flow predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 89% of companies covered by Simply Wall St do have a valuation analysis.


Next Steps

  • Take a look at our analysis of NAP’s management and see if the CEO’s compensation is within a reasonable range, who is on the board and if insiders have been trading lately.
  • When valuing a company like this, investors focus more on how they perceive the potential returns from the core activities, the size of each contract's opportunity, and the capacity of the team. While we are not analysing this type of data at the moment, if you don’t know where to start, we recommend reading through Napier Ventures regulatory filings.
  • Explore potentially undervalued companies in the Materials industry.

Future Growth

How is Napier Ventures forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

13.0%

Forecasted Materials industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Napier Ventures has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has Napier Ventures performed over the past 5 years?

-22.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: NAP is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: NAP is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: NAP is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -22.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare NAP's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: NAP is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Metals and Mining industry (11.9%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: NAP's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.


Return on Assets


Return on Capital Employed


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Financial Health

How is Napier Ventures's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: NAP has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: NAP has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: NAP is debt free.

Reducing Debt: NAP's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: NAP has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if NAP's debt is covered by short term assets.


Cash Runway Analysis

For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.

Stable Cash Runway: NAP has less than a year of cash runway based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: NAP has less than a year of cash runway if free cash flow continues to reduce at historical rates of -11.6% each year


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Dividend

What is Napier Ventures's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

companyn/amarketbottom25%2.0%markettop25%5.6%industryaverage1.2%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate NAP's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate NAP's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if NAP's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if NAP's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of NAP's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the Canadian market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

2.2yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Don Scoretz (82yo)

4.3yrs

Tenure

CA$42,000

Compensation

Mr. Donald Thomas Scoretz, also known as Don, has been the Chief Executive Officer of Napier Ventures Inc. since October 22, 2015 and served as its Interim Chief Executive Officer & serves as its Chairman. ...


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Donald Scoretz
Chairman4.3yrsCA$42.00k20.8% CA$586.3k
Grant Smith
Director2.8yrsno datano data
Hugo Sibony
Independent Director2.2yrsno datano data
Kenneth Schaaf
Independent Director1.9yrsno datano data

2.2yrs

Average Tenure

Experienced Board: NAP's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.2 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Napier Ventures Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Napier Ventures Inc.
  • Ticker: NAP
  • Exchange: TSXV
  • Founded: 2007
  • Industry: Diversified Metals and Mining
  • Sector: Materials
  • Market Cap: CA$2.818m
  • Shares outstanding: 29.67m
  • Website: https://www.napierventuresinc.com

Location

  • Napier Ventures Inc.
  • 800 West Pender Street
  • Suite 615
  • Vancouver
  • British Columbia
  • V6C 2V6
  • Canada

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
NAPTSXV (TSX Venture Exchange)YesCommon SharesCACADSep 2009
NPRV.FOTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)YesCommon SharesUSUSDSep 2009

Biography

Napier Ventures Inc., an exploration stage company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties in the United States. It holds interests in the Calico Peak property located in Delores County, Colorado. The company was incorporated in 2007 and is based in Vancouver, Canada. 


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/02/25 01:21
End of Day Share Price2020/02/21 00:00
Earnings2019/09/30
Annual Earnings2019/03/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.